I just finished my first pair of socks. I watched Kellys sock class using the majic loop and she is wonderful! I just did what she told me to do and I have a great pair of socks that fit my feet. I tried dpn's and just can't get the hang of it so this was instant gratification when I was able to finish a sock in less than a week. Now I just need to try and figure out how to change my sock patterns that call for 4 dpns into a pattern for the majic loop.
Julie, when I use ML, I typically put the instep stitches on one needle and then the heel stitches on the other. I hope that helps you figure out how to convert from the pattern with 4 needles. You can actually convert any pattern to ML or 2 circs. Or you can convert from ML or 2 circs to dpns.
BTW, very cute socks! Congrats!